The DB2 Agent provides you a unique, simplified, end-to-end backup and recovery solution for DB2 data in your enterprise. You can perform a granular backup and recovery of specific data files or logs in your database.
The DB2 agent provides the flexibility to backup the DB2 databases in different environments.
You can perform full, incremental or delta backups of the entire database or individual tablespaces, or archive logs.
You can bring down the database and perform a backup of the database. An offline backup does not include archive logs.
In some environments, you cannot bring down a database to perform an offline backup. In such situations, you can perform an online backup, where the database is up and running during the backup.
You can perform either a full backup or incremental backup of the DB2 database when it is online.
Backup and Recovery Failovers
An backup MediaAgent resumes the backup or restore when the original MediaAgent, that is used for the backup or recovery operation fails.
In the event, that a network goes down, the backup and recovery jobs are resumed on alternate data paths. In the event of a device failure, the jobs are automatically switched to alternate disk and tape drives.
Efficient Job Management and Reporting
You can view and verify the status of backup and recovery operations from the Job Controller and the Event Viewer in the CommCell Console.
You can use pre-defined reports, or customized then to track job status. You can automatically schedule, save and distribute the reports.
You can use the IntelliSnap feature to create a point-in-time snapshot by temporarily quiescing the data, taking a snapshot, and then resuming live operations. A IntelliSnap backup works in conjunction with hardware snapshot engines.
Last modified: 3/28/2018 3:34:16 PM